Our perspectives on a range of topics that we are passionate about.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted conventional modes of work and added a new layer of uncertainty to the existing challenges of 21st century working conditions. For organisations, there is now a pressing need to find new ways of disseminating knowledge and facilitating communication for a remote workforce.
There are several modern digital tools available to facilitate remote knowledge sharing. Yet, applications such as Slack and Meets are oftentimes not a fit all solution especially for organizations with a large pool of front frontline employees who need to assimilate information and deploy it almost instantly. These organizations were probably more reliant on conventional communication channels to get the message across. The personnel, in turn, were probably reliant on peer support or supervisor feedback to develop a better understanding of the tasks. The nature of work in times of COVID have upended some of these methods.
AcuiZen is designed to address this specific challenge. AcuiZen is a personalized on-the-job assistant that offers an affordable and comprehensive digital solution for frontline staff to collaborate and communicate, with the objective of performing a task. AcuiZen also enables frontline staff to instantly provide digital evidence-backed information about the work that is performed and gain immediate feedback from peers and supervisors.
At AcuiZen we recognize that real work happens because of someone performing tasks, and not because of having a great conferencing or messaging platform. And that is exactly what AcuiZen achieves. In addition to being a platform for organizing institutional knowledge and providing a collaboration channel, the application also incorporates all the relevant knowledge-based tools an individual needs to actually perform tasks.
That is what makes AcuiZen a SuperApp for work – helping individuals perform tasks while also facilitating their ongoing communication, collaboration and continual upskilling.
Technology can help business owners (both SMEs and large corporations), transform their companies into smarter, more effective and more versatile organizations. In an active and globalized world, companies must use their resources efficiently and react quickly to meet the demands of their customers.
Here are 5 benefits that digital innovation can bring to your business:
Digital technology not only simplifies how people work, it also increases collaboration within a team and enables employers to obtain reliable information to make the right decisions. This can be useful both for management to monitor the work of workers and for each worker to keep track of their own progress and find ways to improve their results.
Improve the relationship with customers
Making customers feel appreciated is one of the most essential aspects for a business, so they must find new ways to optimize their interactions with them. Technological innovations have allowed companies to improve communication with their customers.
Manage a mobile workforce
Virtual collaboration tools are great for managing a mobile workforce because they allow people who work in different locations to connect and engage with each other.
Improve communication and collaboration
It is important to have platforms that allow you to communicate simultaneously with your team to work together on projects and tasks. These communication tools are easy to use and keep things moving quickly.
According to McKinsey's analysis, among business processes, 60% of occupations could save up to 30% of their time with automation, including document review and approval, and extensive document processing. Workflow automation saves time and reduces errors, but more importantly, it allows managers, employees, and stakeholders to focus on the most important and urgent tasks.
AcuiZen is a simple learning and personalized on-the-job performance assistant for front-line staff to communicate, collaborate, and continually up-skill. It allows companies to manage a mobile workforce as it includes a messaging application for companies. Supervisors or workers can take photos when a task has been completed and submit it for review. They can also capture GPS location,signatures and much more so you can have control of operations and information in real time.
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently published a report that makes a clear case for the unique opportunities frontline workers can provide your organization - it's all in the title: "The New Decision Makers: Equipping Frontline Workers for Success."
At AcuiZen, we want to contribute to this movement by driving digitalization for frontline workers. Why? Because as the article states, digital transformation will allow your employees to use the right application to improve their productivity and get the most out of their efforts.
In addition, a digitally transformed frontline workforce will:
Digitization will finally bring the following business benefits at all levels:
Get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a demo to learn more about how we can help you equip your frontline workers for success!
We have all done a multiple-choice exam at some point in our lives. This is because it has become a popular tool to evaluate knowledge acquisition due to its efficient and practical nature. However, even though this mode of assessment has many advantages, it also has some significant shortcomings.
An Edutopia article titled “the dark history of multiple-choice exams” argues that “Multiple-choice tests are not catalysts for learning” and that “they incite the bad habit of teaching to test.” In other words, they claim that it is unclear whether this formative assessment actually promotes and reflects a deep understanding of content. For example, in multiple-choice exams, users can narrow down choices to the point where they pick the correct answer purely by ‘chance’. Therefore, not allowing them to display a conceptual understanding of their answers. Parallelly, it is difficult for moderators to provide feedback and address learning gaps through multiple-choice mechanisms.
AcuiZen mitigates the multiple-choice format’s limitations by providing users with the possibility of indicating their level of certainty in the answers they select. Through this feedback mechanism users specify whether they are ‘sure’ or whether they are ‘not sure’ of their answer. Therefore, giving moderators an insight into the levels of consciousness and awareness that users have when answering questions. In addition, AcuiZen is equipped with an algorithm that analyzes the responses and comes up with a Knowledge Index. This Knowledge Index quite frankly, deserves its own blog post, but in a nutshell - it provides an individualized overview of user’s learning gaps. Therefore, making multiple-choice exams a more holistic tool to measure users' knowledge acquisition.
The need for “lifelong learning” in the context of a world in which the only constant is ambiguous change cannot be understated. The term itself has many interpretations and most of them refer to the need for individuals to constantly seek to keep themselves abreast of the changes and pick up new skills either through formal or informal means. Needless to say, this is a major focus area for thought leaders and policy makers in all economies and in many ways an “industry” by itself.
If anything, you better worry about “Natural Dumbness”!
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve definitely heard about Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning. AI refers to the capability of machines or robots to imitate intelligent human behaviour. You’ve probably also heard arguments on all sides from thought leaders and policy makers about what AI is going to mean for society.
We often hear about how difficult it is for Safety professionals to convince management and sensitize them on the need to drive safety from the “top”. There is also no dearth of advice that Safety professionals get on the need to “talk the language of the business” and improve their communication skills to make the business case and “sell” safety to the top management.
In several of the markets that I work in, one of the often-lamented concern of industry and governments alike is the lack of skilled manpower to support the growth of the economy. The reasons could be different in each country ranging from underperforming education systems that cannot cater to the needs of industry to an ageing workforce to upcoming challenges posed by automation.